Trematode infection in Porites Histopath photo of trematode

Photo by T. Work, USGS

Educational Programs at the Institute

Histotechniques and Histology of the Anthozoa

August 23 to September 1, 2004
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This workshop is intended to assist researchers in developing skills in histological techniques to further understand and interpret the histology of scleractinian corals and other anthozoans. Histology can support studies on many aspects of anthozoan biology such as their ecology, physiology, biochemistry, reproduction, or pathology. We will introduce methods and techniques for preparing thin sections of coral tissues for examination by light microscopy to determine the condition of the tissues and cells, the animals’ reproductive status, and whether any parasites or pathogens are present that might be affecting the health of the animal or its symbiotic algae. Course format will include lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience with all aspects of anthozoan histology. The field component of the course will include identification of local anthozoan species, specimen collection, and quantification methods for diseased corals, if present.


Location Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Dates August 23 to September 1, 2004
Instructors Esther Peters, Ph.D., Tetra Tech, Inc.
Kathy Price, HT, International Registry of Coral Pathology (NOAA)
Greta Aeby, Ph.D., Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
Participants Graduate-level students or working professionals. Limit 12 students. A minimum of 10 students is required for the course to be conducted.
Credit College credit can be obtained through the University of Hawaii summer course offerings.
Fee $900 covers lab supplies, course materials, and housing
Other Costs Participants are responsible for travel to/from Honolulu and for food (to be purchased at local grocery store and prepared onsite). There are kitchen facilities available. Travel arrangements to Coconut Island will be provided. Participants should provide own mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit or diveskin. Scholarships or other types of financial support are NOT available from HIMB.
Application deadline May 30, 2004
Submit applications to Dr. Greta Aeby
Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
PO Box 1346
Kane‘ohe, HI 96744


Download the application form (.doc file)


May 30, 2004
June 14, 2004
July 1, 2004
August 1, 2004
August 23, 2004


Application deadline
Email notification of acceptance
Required deposit ($300)
Balance due ($600)
Last day to withdraw from course with deposit refund
Course starts
For more information
on this course, contact:
Dr. Greta Aeby


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